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Re: Simultaneous loading of e100 and eepro100 by hotplug

On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 06:48:35PM +0900, Horms <horms@debian.org>
> If the blacklist exists for other devices, then yes this sounds like a
> good idea. The e100 should be used over the eepro100 as the later is
> in the process of being debricated upstream.

The problem is the following: is the e100 driver available in all kernel
flavours/versions ?
If yes, then it is safe to blacklist it in hotplug directly.
If not, then it is not safe to do it in hotplug because it would
blacklist eepro100 which would be the only working module on some
But then, we have 2 other problems.
First, how to cleanly handle the fact that several kernel packages want
to set the blacklist ? But that issue can be solved, it's not really a
Second, let's say we have kernel x and kernel y installed on the host,
and x doesn't have e100, while y has it. The kernel package y blacklists
eepro100, well then, we have the problem that we can't boot on kernel x
and have eepro100 loaded...


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